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In the News (Sat 25 May 19)

  
 Notebook
You may use any of those colors which you used in fresco, in secco as well; but there are colors which cannot be used in fresco, such as orpiment, vermilion, azurite, red lead, white lead, verdigris, and lac.
If you wish to make a shot one either in fresco or in secco, lay it in with ocher; put on the lights with white; and shade it with green in the light; and in the dark, with black and sinoper, or else with hematite.
The ones which are used in fresco call for lime white as an adjunct, to make them lighter; and the greens, when you want to keep them as greens, call for giallorino: when you want to leave them as sage greens, use white.
www.noteaccess.com /Texts/Cennini/3.htm

  
 Notebook
This technique is also called buon fresco or fresco buono (true fresco) to distinguish it from painting on dry plaster, which is called by analogy fresco secco or simply secco.
The variety of effects possible in fresco is easily demonstrated by a comparison of the Mantegna frescoes in the Camera degli Sposi in Mantua, the Pompeian frescoes of putti in the house of the Vettii, Goya's frescoes in the dome of the church of San Antonio de la Florida, and the murals of Orozco.
First, the fresco palette is limited to those colors that are not affected by the strong alkaline action of the lime in the plaster.
www.noteaccess.com /MATERIALS/Fresco.htm   (1347 words)

  
 Italian Painting of the Later Middle Ages: Fresco Special Topics Page Timeline of Art History The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Embellishments applied to a dry wall—fresco a secco (secco is the Italian word for dry)—do not have the same durability, as the paint tends to flake off over time.
Because fresco is vulnerable to moisture and may be damaged in a cool, damp environment, the arid Mediterranean climate is favorable for its preservation.
Boscoreale: Frescoes from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/fres/hd_fres.htm   (236 words)

  
 Fresco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Egyptian wall paintings in tombs are usually in secco, while the Roman wall paintings at Pompeii and Herculaneum are in fresco.
Fresco from Ajanta, c 200 BCE - 600 CE fresco (plural frescoes) is a term for several related painting types.
True fresco (buon fresco) technique consists of painting in pigment in a water medium on wet or fresh lime mortar or plaster.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fresco   (429 words)

  
 fresco-desc.html
Fresco secco, on the other hand, is obviously less durable as paint applied to dry plaster easily flakes or rubs off over time.
For the true fresco method, a charcoal outline of the painting is traced onto a rough undercoat of plaster known as the arriciatto.
In general, the term fresco is used to identify a method of mural painting in which water-based paint is applied to plaster.
cti.itc.virginia.edu /~jjd5t/roman-ptg/fresco-desc.html   (242 words)

  
 The Fresco
In another type of fresco, the paint is fused on a dry, or secco, surface with adhesive binder flakes.
Although the origins and development of the fresco are unclear, evidence of frescoes dates back to the Minoan civilization of Crete in the second millennium BC.
In buon, or pure, fresco, a fresh wet layer of plaster is applied to a prepared wall surface.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/6981/fresco.htm   (683 words)

  
 tempera on Encyclopedia.com
When used in mural painting it is also known as fresco secco (dry fresco) to distinguish it from the buon fresco (true fresco) applied to damp walls.
When used on wood panels, as it most frequently was for altarpieces and other easel pictures, it was applied on a gesso underpainting that was smooth, very white and brilliant.
EUSTIS, FL-- An orange is surrounded by ice in a grove in Eustis, Florida, Friday, January 24, 2003.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/t1/tempera.asp   (456 words)

  
 TEMPERA - LoveToKnow Article on TEMPERA
Tempera is also called in Italy fresco a secco, as distinguished from fresco buono, or true fresco, painted on freshly laid patches of stucco.
For the nature and history of painting in tempera and fresco, see PAINTING.
Various media have been used for tempera work, such as the glutinous sap of the fig and other trees, various gums which are soluble in water, and size made by boiling down fish-bones, parchment and animals' hoofs.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /T/TE/TEMPERA.htm   (170 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - tempera (Art, General) - Encyclopedia
When used in mural painting it is also known as fresco secco (dry fresco) to distinguish it from the buon fresco (true fresco) applied to damp walls.
Well known from antiquity, tempera was the exclusive panel medium in the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, and in Italy it was not supplanted by oil until c.1500.
Tempera's particular advantage is that clear, pure colors are produced, which are not so subject to oxidation as are oils.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/T/tempera.html   (170 words)

  
 History of Tempera Page
The easiest method of working was to apply the paints to the dry surface, a technique sometimes described as fresco secco.
Tempera was still retained, however, particularly for large wall decorations by such noteworthy artists as the Venetian Tiepolo (1696-1770), renowned for his fresco decorations, and the Spaniard Goya (1746-1828), who painted the frescoes of the cupola of S. Antonio de la Florida in Madrid.
At the turn of this century, fresco painting for huge murals was revived by a school of Mexican artists, which included, among others, Jose Orozco (1883-1949) and Diego Rivera (1886-1957).
www.vanaken.com /history.htm   (1306 words)

  
 AskART - Art Definition - Value of Painting - Art Value of Art Painting Value
A less difficult, and less permanent, form of wall painting in which a water-based paint is applied to dry plaster is known as fresco secco.
Fresco is wall paint in which limeproof pigments are mixed with water and applied to lime plaster that is still wet.
Fresco painting was used in many of the early civilizations including the Minoan in Crete and throughout Europe.
www.askart.com /directories/glossary.asp?bl=F   (1306 words)

  
 Fresco history Cimabue Michelangelo Masaccio Fresco painting
In another type of fresco, the paint is fused on a dry, or secco, surface with adhesive binder flakes.
The colors in fresco must be applied during the formation of limestone crystals and depending on the skill of the mason and purity of the materials used, the "open window" for painting could be anywhere from 2 to 12 hours.
In fresco painting pigments are bound into newly formed crystalline structure of the limestone as oppose to adhering to the surface as with other painting techniques.
www.palettesofvision.com /Frescoes   (1306 words)

  
 Painter/Artist: Martini Simone (1284?-1344)
He introduced the fresco technique into the Sienese school, but his own frescoes have suffered from the fact that he painted or retouched many portions a secco (i.e., on a dry surface) instead of in true fresco on wet plaster.
He painted frescoes in the cathedral, became a friend of Petrarch's and is known to have painted a portrait of Petrarch's Laura (now lost).
One of the most original and influential painters of the fourteenth-century Sienese school, His art owes most to Duccio though there is no evidence that he was Duccio's pupil.
www.oldandsold.com /articles04/article1434.shtml   (608 words)

  
 Notebook
On the Way to Paint a Mountain, in Fresco or in Secco.
The Method for Painting an Aged Face in Fresco.
Make a fine pointed brush out of flexible, thin bristles, to fit into the quill of a goose feather; and with this brush indicate the face which you wish to do, remembering to divide the face into three parts, that is, the forehead, the nose, and the chin counting the mouth.
www.noteaccess.com /Texts/Cennini/3.htm   (608 words)

  
 The Hindu : Metro Plus Hyderabad / Arts & Crafts : What is tempera?
Fresco secco, which involved painting on dry surfaces, was popular from the Roman period right until the Renaissance- Michelangelo used it for his ceiling fresco in the Sistine Chapel.
With the introduction of an oil base in the 15 Century, tempera moved away from centre stage but there are still artists using it for murals and given the fact that the medium withstood the onslaught of the oil base, the future for tempera seems anything but bleak.
Tempera is super environment friendly as the pigments came from natural sources like minerals, wood, plants or clay.
www.hindu.com /thehindu/mp/2004/11/30/stories/2004113000240200.htm   (287 words)

  
 K e r a l a . c o m - God's own country Keralam India
The fresco paintings of Kerala is classified as "Fresco-secco" characterised by its lime medium and technique in which the prepared walls are painted only when it becomes completely dry.
As per the 'Shilparatna', the principal text on Indian painting techniques, white, yellow, red, black and terreverte or Syama are the pure colours that are to be used, either alone or mixed to derive a different hue.
Flat brushes are made from the hairs found on the ears of calves, medium from the bottom of goat's belly and fine brushes were made by the thin hairs from the tails of muskrats or narrow grass blades.
gurukulam.com /ke_artsfinearts.htm   (287 words)

  
 Fresco28
Taddeo Gaddi (1300-1366) created the image of a pregnant Mary using both the buon fresco and fresco secco style.
Only a few representations of the pregnant Mary are known, most of them Italian of the 14th and 15th centuries, and historians therefore identify the image by its Italian title, Madonna del Parto.
Permission is granted to the public to desktop print these art images for the sole purpose of evaluating artwork for purchase.
www.artonwalls.com /FrescoPages/fresco28.htm   (132 words)

  
 Reginald Marsh, U.S. Custom House Murals: Reframed and Reseen; article by Lisa Leavitt
After final approval of his subject matter by the Treasury Department, Marsh moved to prepare the mural walls for his fresco al secco application, a variation on the traditional technique whereby the tempera is applied to a dry wall rather than painted quickly on a wet gessoed wall.
Marsh brought to the project his visual knowledge of the harbor and technical know-how of the fresco medium.
Marsh and his assistants were determined to document the busy harbor on a daily basis and transfer the scenes to the custom house murals, devoid of any honkytonk blue-grass Americana.
www.tfaoi.com /aa/6aa/6aa15a.htm   (1187 words)

  
 Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper"
Painted between 1494 and 1498 under the rule of Ludovico il Moro, Leonardo abandoning the traditional method of fresco painting, depicted the scene "a secco" on the wall of the refectory.
Upon completion however, it was documented that this technique and enviromental factors had contributed to the eventual deterioration of the fresco, that has undergone numerous restorations.
In the refectory of the domenican convent adjoining the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, houses one of the world's most celebrated works: Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper".
www.cenacolovinciano.org /english   (188 words)

  
 OurKeralam.com - Historic Places
The fresco paintings of Kerala is classified as "Fresco-secco" characterised by its lime medium and technique in which the prepared walls are painted only when it becomes completely dry.
Painting is followed by an overcoat with a mixture of pine resin and oil for providing it the lustre and fastness to it.
Hindu mythological themes are painted on the entire walls of the Sapta Matha (Seven Goddesses) temple of Panayannakkavu, situated in luxuriant grove near Parumala and girdled by a tributary of Pampa river, two miles from Mannar.
www.ourkeralam.com /keralatourism/historicplaces.htm   (188 words)

  
 Dravidian mural painting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The fresco paintings of Kerala is called as " Fresco-secco ".
Dravidian mural paintings are the frescos depicting South Indian mythology and legends, which are drawn on the walls of temples in South India.
The masterpieces of Dravidian mural art include: the Shiva Temple in Ettumanoor, the Ramayana murals of Mattancherry Palace and Vadakkumnatha kshetram.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dravidian_mural_painting   (188 words)

  
 New Orleans Art Galleries
Artist Steve Bogdanoff shows his work exclusively, which are Fresco Secco style paintings.
713 Bienville St. NOLA 70130 FQ Mario Villa Gallery
541 Bourbon St. NOLA 70130 FQ Brunner Gallery
www.neworleansonline.com /neworleans/arts/artgalleries.html   (188 words)

  
 The BOYANA Church
When analyzing the technique of a particular painting or paintings of a certain period, it is most important to access what proportion of the painting was done al fresco and what, al secco.
This combined technique is also known as Byzantine technique and was typical of the wall-paintings in the Mediterranean region, including the Balkan Peninsula and Bulgaria.
The artists were well acquainted with the refined art of Constantinople after the Byzantine Empire fell under the Crusaders (1204) and took refuge in Tirnovo had an important impact upon cultural life in Bulgaria.
www.digsys.bg /books/cultural_heritage/boyana/art.html   (188 words)

  
 Student's Work - Rotunda of St. Catherine, Znojmo
The Romanesque paintings are made in fresco-secco technology in yellow, ochre,blue and green colours.Rotunda of St.Catherine was declared our national sight of historical interest and became a symbol of the Czech State.
It is situated in the area of the Znojmo castle where the residence of Moravian princes was and it is the oldest preserved monument that comes back to the time of the rule of the Premyslid dynasty in Moravia.
It was built in the middle of 11.century and it is one of the oldest historical monuments in The Czech Republic.It comes back to the time of the rule of Bohemian prince Bøetislav, who was a famous member of the Premyslid dynasty.
www.spsstavbrno.cz /Socrates/html/en/buildings/znojmo_rotunda_sv_kateriny_en.html   (311 words)

  
 Baptistry of Parma
The Dome of the Baptistry presented particular problems due not to the nature of the paint, which was not true fresco, but 'al secco.' After 800 years, the paint was literally hanging from the wall and had to be consolidated inch by inch with syringes and spatulas.
www.parmaconservation.com /baptistryofparma.html   (311 words)

  
 Constantine -Ikon Art Gallery - Lucia Timis - absolutearts.com
Biography: Lucia Timis is an artist with experience in Mural Art-all fresco,all secco,
The paintings of Lucia Timis are the specific product of an unique creative activity, which has found her own expressive way of communication.
Her style is a mixture of figurative, abstract and symbolic elements, combining reality and spirituality.
galleries.absolutearts.com /cgi-bin/galleries/show?what=artists&login=constantinecionca&id=828   (196 words)

  
 Lucia Timis: Quinta Essentia - Constantine - Ikon Art Studio - Absolutearts.com
Lucia Timis is an artist with experience in Mural Art-all fresco, all secco, sgraffito, mosaic -oil painting, restauration, photographic art.
Timis' paintings are the specific product of an unique creative activity, which has found her own expressive way of communication.
Timis was Curator and Art Restaurator at National Museum of Art, Bucharest, Romania and Professor at Art School.
www.absolutearts.com /artsnews/2005/03/16/32842.html   (474 words)

  
 History of Tempera Page
Frequently the paintings were done in fresco and then retouched in secco.
The artistic tastes revealed in the paintings are exceptional and range from the use of architectural perspective for purposes of decoration to complex figure compositions illustrating scenes of ancient mythology.
Or, the history of painting may be studied primarily as the illustration of many different times and societies.
www.vanaken.com /history.htm   (1306 words)

  
 Lucia Timis: Quinta Essentia - Constantine - Ikon Art Studio - Absolutearts.com
Lucia Timis is an artist with experience in Mural Art-all fresco, all secco, sgraffito, mosaic -oil painting, restauration, photographic art.
Born in Romania, Transilvania, she studied Mural Art at the Academy  of Fine Arts "I.Andreescu" Cluj, Romania and received a MFA in 1978.
Timis was Curator and Art Restaurator at National Museum of Art, Bucharest, Romania and Professor at Art School.
www.absolutearts.com /artsnews/2005/03/16/32842.html   (395 words)

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